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Department of Homeland Security

Have DTMO/DTS Assume All Federal Travel Responsibilities

The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) already performs the "travel agent" function for the Department of Defense. It has personnel in place to book flights and respond to travelers' questions and emergency travel needs. It also has an automated travel management system in place, the Defense Travel System (DTS). DTMO and DTS charge far less than their private industry counterparts (e.g., SATO, FedTraveler, Omega).... more »

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Postal Service

Print receipts only upon request- use the "Nudge Theory"!!!

No matter what I mail/ship/purchase at the post office, I receive a receipt that is at least a foot long. In some cases two feet...I turn around like most everyone else there and deposit it in the trash or recycle bin. This is totally unnecessary and a HUGE waste of paper and money.

Not the mention, the receipt really doesn't serve much of a purpose. It's not like it substitutes for the other receipts you get (e.g.... more »

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Department of the Interior

Workplace/office renovation schedule

We have been required to repaint and re-carpet our leased office every 5 years by GSA. Both times it has caused a major disruption to our work because all our furniture and office/IT equipment needs to be moved out and then moved back in (by contractors). We also need to vacate the office for several days while this is done. It takes quite a while to get the office back in to working order once the work is complete. The... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

REUSE OF OFFICE EQUIPMENT CROSS AGENCY

The DOD recycles their equipment such as desks, chair etc through DRMO. Why not make this available for all agencies to take advantage of? That way when new office equipmet is needed due to damage, a DHS facility could reuse that DOD equipment, or DHS could turn in old equipment for DOD use. This would prevent needless expenses between many different agencies and could save countless dollars. In the Marine Corps we... more »

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Legislative Branch

Standardized Office Furniture and Equipment

Lower the cost of office furniture by standardizing office furniture across all government agencies. Why does a desk in one office need to look any different than the desk in the next room, floor, building, or agency? This will reduce the time personnel spend selecting furniture, allow ubiquitous transfer of furniture from one office/agency to the next, and drive down cost by encouraging competition in industry.

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Executive Office of the President

Microsoft = Money

In today’s’ world everyone searches for data. Everyone has a laptop, not a desktop… an iphone, blackberry, or android phone, and everyone loves a simple conservative interface. Our dependency on Microsoft products offers no fiscal reward regarding cost, productivity, training, maintenance and growth.
The data our federal government warehouses in contracted networks is ridiculously hard to navigate. I spend more time... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

VIRTUAL OFFICES

All government employees should only use ipads or pcs for their work, including phone calls. Since virtual means “simulated by a computer for reasons of economics, convenience, or performance,” I’m proposing the following: No paper files. No calendars. No written messages. No staplers. No scissors. No rubber bands. No paperclips. No pens. No tape. No pencils. No printers. No office furniture, except the desk. Everything... more »

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